All the latest medical marijuana news from around the globe.

Coming Home for Christmas: Vera Twomey finally secures medical cannabis license for her daughter

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: Amsterdam, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Featured News, Legalisation, Mothers, News|

Vera Twomey has finally secured a medical cannabis license for her young daughter, Ava Barry, who suffers from severe epilepsy Ava has been forced to flee to Holland where she could legally access medical cannabis Before cannabis, Ava was suffering 100s of epileptic seizures a week “We’ll be home for Christmas and she’s [...]

Malta’s government proposes to legalise cannabis-based medicines

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Legalisation, Malta, News|

Malta’s government has proposed allowing doctors to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes Family doctors will be able to prescribe cannabinoid-based medications without a specialist’s consent Herbal cannabis will remain illegal under proposals Malta’s Parliament has begun debating legislation concerning the legalisation of the use of medical cannabis. Chris Fearne, Malta’s Health Minister, announced [...]

Ireland grants first medical cannabis license for chronic pain

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Charity, chronic pain, Epilepsy, Ireland, MS, News, Pain|

A license has been granted for medicinal cannabis for chronic pain sufferers for the first time in Ireland Chronic Pain Ireland was instrumental in securing chronic pain on the ailments medicinal cannabis can be prescribed for The measure has been approved on a temporary three-month basis Around 20% of Ireland’s population suffers from [...]

Luxembourg Prime Minister calls for medical cannabis

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Legalisation, News|

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel called for medical cannabis “in exceptional circumstances” last week` Medical cannabis will only be sold in hospital pharmacies Possession of small personal amounts has been decriminalised for almost 20 years Luxembourg could be the next European country to legalise cannabis for medical purposes after their Prime Minister made comments [...]

Devon cancer patient freed by judge after being caught growing medical cannabis

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Legalisation, Multiple Sclerosis, News, Pain, Prison, Terminal, UK|

A group of terminally ill patients formed a cannabis club to help provide pain relief Christopher Ostermeyer was handed a suspended sentence after a judge learned why they were growing the illegal herb Two of the club of four have passed away A group of cancer patients in Devon banded together to set [...]

British Grandmother claims cannabis oil drastically reduced cancerous tumour

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, News, Patient Stories, Research, UK|

Lin Coxon refused chemotherapy for her cancer treatment, instead opting to use CBD oil Her case is now being studied by experts to see if cannabis can help prevent bad cells communicating Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive chemical present in cannabis A British grandmother, and personal assistant to South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler, has claimed [...]

Could CBD help treat schizophrenia?

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Mental Health, News, Psychosis, Research, Schizophrenia|

Recent studies show cannabidiol (CBD) may have the potential to treat neurological conditions such as schizophrenia and Tourettes Researchers are now calling for a closer look at CBD and its potential for certain mental health conditions for which more 'traditional' treatments have failed CBD improved cognition and social interaction in rats 220,000 people [...]

Heroic Australian mother illegally makes medical marijuana to “save” brain-damaged daughter

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Cannabis Oil, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, News|

Katrina Spraggon makes cannabis oil to help treat her daughter’s cerebral palsy, refractory epilepsy and severe scoliosis Medical cannabis is legal in Australia but would cost her family thousands The heroic mother is calling for a change in the law to allow her to grow “I’d rather break the law than bury my daughter” [...]

Heroic Mother’s Help Legalise Medical Marijuana In Peru

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, Peru|

Peru’s Congress legalised cannabis for medicinal purposes last week Cannabis oil will now be legal to produce, import and sell The proposal to decriminalise the drug came after police raided a makeshift laboratory where a group of women made cannabis oil for their sick children Peru has become the largest country in the [...]

Opioid deaths fall in Colorado following recreational cannabis legalisation

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, Colorado, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado is saving lives according to new research Opioid deaths fell by 6.5% two years after Colorado legalised cannabis for recreational purposes in 2015 10,000 of people die from opioid abuse in America every year According to new research, legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado has led to [...]